I built Blasphemi, my 1955 Chevy Bel Air for a couple of reasons; first, I wanted to drive cross-country in a hot rod just like James Taylor and Dennis Wilson did in the movie, Two Lane Blacktop. Second, I wanted to compete in Hot Rod Drag Week and win the A/Gas class. It’s taken 7 years of building, learning and refining this Hemi-powered beast and three years of competing, but on Friday the 13th, 2019, Blasphemi pulled the biggest wheelie ever and officially became the quickest Gasser in the 15-year history of Drag Week.
On Day 1 of the event we crushed the existing Gasser record with an 8.52 run at 161 mph in the 1/4 mile. By Day 5, Tony Angelo and I had blown up every spare part I had in trailer and rebuilt the transmission in the pits of the dragstrip in order to keep Blasphemi in competition. We finished the event with an 8.91 second average ET, also a record. Perhaps the best part of Drag Week 2019 was that even with all of the carnage we experienced during the 800 mile racing road trip, the car came home in one piece and the Hemi is still healthy, which is also a personal record.
To celebrate this monumental achievement I’m releasing this very special shirt, which was designed by artist and musician Chris Hosner, because I wanted you all to be a part of the party. Your words of encouragement in-person and online motivated me to keep going more than you’ll ever know, especially when sleeping wasn’t an option during Drag Week. Thanks and enjoy this super soft and ultra-cool commemorative Party Pulley shirt.